Yot Club Share New Single “Pixel”

Yot Club Share New Single "Pixel"
Yot Club Photo by Ariel Fisher

Yot Club, the indie-pop brainchild of Brooklyn-based Ryan Kaiser, announces his second studio album, Rufus, to be released March 29th via Amuse. He also shares the first single off of the album, “Pixel,” with an accompanying music video.

“Pixel,” a moody, retro-futuristic track with a sense of urgency, gives listeners a first taste of what they can expect from Rufus. A fast-tempo drum beat complimented by a cascading guitar hook serve as the background of Kaiser’s slightly distorted voice musing, “I see the world in such a way that was not meant for any man, no.” The accompanying music video, directed by Ben Turok, is a mix of vignettes of Kaiser and friends on a night in New York City, each on their own journey. The film-quality video plays on feelings of nostalgia and serves as the perfect visual compliment to the track’s lo-fi sound.

“This song is about getting caught up in your own life and technology in relation to self-importance and how you see yourself,” explains Kaiser. “It’s never been harder to appreciate your own circumstances than it is today because you can play the comparison game. It’s a complicated dynamic: the people whose lives look the best can often suck, ’cos why else would they go to such efforts to make it look like their lives are great!”

Rufus, the follow-up to his 2023 collaborative singles with spill tab and Jordana, allows listeners a deeper, more vulnerable look into the inner workings of Yot Club’s thoughts. The 13-track album explores themes of juxtaposition, introspection, and nostalgia through Kaiser’s signature lo-fi sound and relatable storytelling. Rufus includes co-writes with the likes of Tommy English (Carly Rae Jepsen, Kacey Musgraves), Brooklyn-based artist and songwriter Harrison Lipton, and singer Charli Adams, with Patrick Wimberly (Lil Yachty, Joji, Blood Orange, MGMT) on mixing duties, and the result is a collection of songs that sounds bolder and brighter. From the shimmering surf-pop of opener “Stuntman,” to the minor chord angst and quiet-loud-quiet pulse of “New Day,” to The Strokesian swoon of album closer “Lazy Eyes,” Kaiser lo-fi hooks have a new cinematic scope.

Pre-order Rufus HERE.


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